Raleigh Area Info
Moore Square Historic District Profile
Age the late 1800s
Visit the giant copper acorn!
No houses here, but the Moore Square Historic District is home to one of two parks that are still around from the original city plan mapped out in 1792. Today Moore Square is best known as the site of both the Artsplosure festival and the giant copper acorn. Sure, you can go to Raleigh without visiting the giant copper acorn. Suit yourself. Seems a bit churlish, though. Too good to have your picture taken with a giant copper acorn? The giant copper acorn weighs a half ton. The significance of the giant copper acorn is that Raleigh is sometimes called the "City of Giant Copper Oaks." Well, actually it's just the "City of Oaks" that Raleigh is sometimes called. Visit the giant copper acorn.
In the late 1800s, Moore Square developed into one of the city's primary commercial hubs. City Market arrived in 1914, and in the 1920s, with post-Civil War segregation now firmly entrenched, the area became known as "Black Main Street."
By the later part of the 20th century, though, suburbanization had taken a toll on the Moore Square area. But revitalization efforts - most significantly the redevelopment of City Market and the arrival of Exploris - have resulted in a return of activity to the area.
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Chris Edwards Group
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Cary, NC 27511
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